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Why I Joined The Get Lean By Summer 16-Week Buddy Challenge

Thursday, March 03, 2011

I have been a Sparks member for a long time. There have been times when I found myself logging on and mindlessly clicking "get points" and that is NOT why I joined this challenge although posting this blog IS part a bonus part portion of the challenge. I wonder how many people sit in front of their computer and click away attaining spark trophies and yet neglecting the trophy we are all given because our body truly is our temple as trite as that may sound.

But I digress. Why did I join this particular challenge. :::silence...thinking::: Because I am sitting in the suburbs of the #24 sparking city in the country in what still seems like the dead of winter and days go by and I don't see or speak to anyone. I have a library of books and another of DVDs, a Wii in a box and DVDs to go with that and yet I am not challenged and motivated. I want to be. I need to be. I need to be part of a group that cares about me and that I care about back. Like minded people who support and encourage each other and kick each other in the butt when we need it and boy do I need it. I need to know that if I stopped posting tomorrow, someone would notice because my presence made a difference and that I mattered in the life of someone. I don't want to be just an avatar or screen name to someone in another state or country. I'm one of those people who believe that the people we meet here can and DO become real friends and we owe it to each other to bring the spark to one another!!!!!
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    emoticon Chalene and I will always be here to kick you in the booty AND I will notice if you aren't here, so don't even think of not sparking! I WUV YA! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3648 days ago
    Be sure If you stop posting I would notice! I believe we find here real friends too, sharing the same goals, the same problems and looking for a life-change together!

    3649 days ago
    Spring is quickly approaching and think how great we feel when we are fitter and healthier AND the weather is warmer. Go Team Tulips!
    3654 days ago
    I hate winter. So blah & Blues. Remember that spring air is coming. We will all be outside soon. Hugs
    3654 days ago
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    I truly understand where you are coming from....we all want to feel like someone really cares about us and would see if we were missing. Thanks for opening my eyes.
    3654 days ago
    I am not part of that challenge but I am glad you are here. I enjoyed reading your blog and I can tell you that most of us feel the same. Sometimes we just need that little extra support and an "attagirl" from someone.
    3654 days ago
    I think your sentiments on why you joined the challenge is why sparkteams are so successful.
    3654 days ago
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